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Kanatzhan "Kanat" Alibekov [In Langley, Va aka Ken Alibek] and colleagues have sought to develop a product that would protect against an array of deadly viruses and bacteria, rather than just a single organism. In his lab, mice had survived doses of smallpox and anthrax. His "cocktail approach" - mixing more than one drug with other ingredients - was touted at news conferences in 2002 and 2004 by U.S. Representative H. James Saxton (R-N.J.), as "a potential new defense against bioterrorism". This scientific approach is very difficult to assess accurately and has not withstood scientific peer review.

Alibek has used his notoriety to promote "Dr. Ken Alibek's Immune System Support Formula," a dietary supplement sold over the Internet. This concoction of vitamins, minerals, and a proprietary bacterial mix will purportedly "bolster the immune system".

Even very smart scientists sometimes take a detour or a a dead end. (*) Soviet era whistleblower with Pentagon funding build Biosecurity lab in Almaty.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 11th, 2022 at 07:08:48 PM EST
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